South Korea football team set for pre-World Cup friendly against Honduras

South Korea football team set for pre-World Cup friendly against Honduras

With less than three weeks to go until the
2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia,… the South Korean men’s national football team
will take to the pitch tonight for a friendly match against Honduras. Won Jung-hwan reports. South Korea are busy fine-tuning their plans
and tactics ahead of the 2018 Russia World Cup, which kicks off on June 14th. As part of the preparations, the Taeguk Warriors
take on Honduras in a friendly match in the southeastern city of Daegu at 8 p.m. Monday. South Korea, the second-lowest ranked team
at the Russian World Cup,… are in Group F with Germany, Sweden and Mexico. And they’ll use Monday’s friendly match against
Honduras,… to prepare their strategy for their second group match against Mexico on
June 23rd. South Korean head coach Shin Tae-yong said
Korea will set up with four defenders for the match. “We are trying out tactics with the Mexico
match in mind” However it won’t be easy to try out new tactics
as the national team is struggling with injuries. And for that reason South Korea will rest
key players,… including Ki Sung-yueng and Lee Jae-sung ,… to ensure there aren’t any
last minute injury headaches. “We will have to focus on the ability of new
and existing players” Meanwhile, Honduras, who didn’t qualify for
Russia 2018,… are ranked two spots higher than South Korea in the FIFA rankings,…
and even beat Mexico in a World Cup qualification match last year. Following the Honduras match, South Korea
take on Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday as part of their preparations for the World Cup. Won Jung-hwan, Arirang News.

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